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Casino Royale (2006)



Average Rating: 7.8/10
Reviews Counted: 222
Fresh: 210 | Rotten: 12

Casino Royale disposes of the silliness and gadgetry that plagued recent James Bond outings, and Daniel Craig delivers what fans and critics have been waiting for: a caustic, haunted, intense reinvention of 007.


Average Rating: 7.8/10
Critic Reviews: 51
Fresh: 49 | Rotten: 2

Casino Royale disposes of the silliness and gadgetry that plagued recent James Bond outings, and Daniel Craig delivers what fans and critics have been waiting for: a caustic, haunted, intense reinvention of 007.



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Actor Daniel Craig assumes the role formerly occupied by such screen greats as Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and Timothy Dalton to set out on the character's very first 007 mission. James Bond has earned his "00" status by masterfully executing a pair of death-defying professional assassinations. Now assigned the task of traveling to Madagascar to spy on notorious terrorist Mollaka (Sebastien Foucan) for his maiden voyage as a 007 agent, Bond boldly goes against MI6 policy to launch an independent

Mar 13, 2007


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Bond as a human being? Who'd'a'thunk?

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source:
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Casino Royale has the answers to all my complaints about the 45-year-old James Bond series, and some I hadn't even thought of.

August 17, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Comments (4)
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I hope Craig finds more moments like that in Bond. And I hope he gets to wear that tuxedo again and again and again.

June 29, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Magazine
New York Magazine
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I consider Daniel Craig to be the most effective and appealing of the six actors who have played 007, and that includes even Sean Connery.

April 25, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Observer
New York Observer
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Craig is also the best Bond in the franchise's history.

February 3, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Daniel Craig is a fair-haired, bare-knuckle antidote to Pierce Brosnan. On the action-adventure level, it hits the bulls-eye.

November 22, 2006 Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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GOLDFINGER? SHMOLDFINGER! CASINO ROYALE is the best James Bond movie to date. Not only that, but it is also one of the best action movies ever made. And now, has become one of my favorite films. This is a classic.

November 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Geek Central
Film Geek Central

A streamlined back to basics approach for Bond that hits all the right marks in rejuvenating the franchise for a new generation.

November 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files
Lyles' Movie Files

A muscular, wildly successful attempt to strip the lucrative James Bond franchise back to basics.

October 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Screen International
Screen International

Let's say straight off that Craig is very good indeed: everything about his performance shows cunning and grace.

June 18, 2012 Full Review Source: Sight and Sound
Sight and Sound

Casino Royale is a welcome break from the past and a strong and entertaining film in its own right, proving the continuing viability of Fleming's creation 50 years after his inception.

March 10, 2011 Full Review Source:

Daniel Craig brings originality James Bond, playing the super spy as ruthless, arrogant and cocky, but also bringing much more depth and emotion than any other actor before him.

July 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews
Matt's Movie Reviews

A Bond for our times, indeed

August 28, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion | Comment (1)

Every era gets the James Bond it deserves. Ours gets a Bond who's strong and forceful but also reckless and arrogant, who blunders into tricky situations in Third World countries and makes a bloody mess of things.

April 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

A strong, well defined story, some unexpected betrayals and hidden corners, sensational locations and an absence of gadgets make Casino Royale a right royal Bond movie.

April 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile | Comments (2)
Urban Cinefile

Gritty and thrilling, Casino Royale has it all - action, glamour, spectacular locations and a new Bond that is above all, vulnerable.... Whether you can follow the Texas Hold 'Em poker game, it matters not.

April 3, 2009 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

... a tense, gripping thriller mercifully free of the baggage of the previous Bond flicks, Casino Royale takes the essentials of Ian Fleming's novel and updates them for the 21st century, seamlessly adding the requisite big screen action ...

March 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinefantastique | Comments (2)

Craig does OK in the role; no one has ever matched Sean Connery's steely insouciance, but he comes closer than most.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Comment (1)
Sacramento News & Review

The last words onscreen read: "James Bond Will Return!" Of course he will. The difference is that for the first time in years, we actually want him back.

April 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Beyond Hollywood
Beyond Hollywood

Gone are the clich�s of recent Bond adventures - the too-clever quips, the loveless conquests, the gaudy gadgetry and the BMW-sponsored sports cars. 'Casino Royale' ambitiously explores the origins of the character's pathos, stripping him of all the

April 10, 2008 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner | Comment (1)
San Francisco Examiner

Casino Royale isn't simply the best Bond film in years. It is one of the best Bond films ever.

February 28, 2008 Full Review Source: | Comments (2)

A great restart for the series

February 12, 2008

When you strip the 007 films down for action and "realism," you lose the soul of those old beloved Bond movies.

August 3, 2007 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)

Takes us closer to the Bond that Fleming created. We see more vulnerable moments in him, more man than superman. And surprisingly, that makes the legend even stronger.

July 25, 2007 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Casino Royale

Almost all the the good stuff i heard about Casino is true. It is indeed one of the best Bonds ever and I'm really looking forward to the next installment.

Now - I hate when people say this but here goes - this movie was just too darn long. Don't even TRY to introduce a romance two hours into a film.
May 20, 2007

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Possibly one of the most, if not the most critically acclaimed Bond installment. Martin Campbell directs a sleek, suspenseful and provocative revamping of the acclaimed Ian Fleming saga. It's filled with action, drama and unexpectedness all due to the flare and flamboyance of a strong story and delivery of Daniel Craig. 5/5
October 16, 2013
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June 1, 2013
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    1. James Bond: I'm sorry. That last hand... nearly killed me.
    – Submitted by Lucas M (46 days ago)
    1. Le Chiffre: You changed your shirt, Mr Bond. I hope our little game isn't causing you to perspire.
    2. James Bond: A little. But I won't consider myself to be in trouble until I start weeping blood.
    – Submitted by Lucas M (46 days ago)
    1. James Bond: Don't worry your not my type.
    2. Vesper Lynd: Smart?
    3. James Bond: Single.
    – Submitted by Kenneth V (4 months ago)
    1. James Bond: How about a drink at my place?
    2. Solange: That would really send him over the edge. I'm afraid I'm not that cruel.
    3. James Bond: Or perhaps you're just out of practice
    – Submitted by Kevin D (12 months ago)
    1. James Bond: Now the whole world's gonna know that you died scratching my balls!
    – Submitted by Geraldo G (12 months ago)
    1. M: Christ, I miss the Cold War!
    – Submitted by Aslan L (12 months ago)
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